Okt 27 2012

27. Oktober 2012: Noch ein Wahlkampfauftritt für Barack Obama

Bruce Springsteen hat am Nachmittag des 27. Oktober 2012 gemeinsam mit seinem langjährigen Musikkollegen Joe Grushecky einen Wahlkampfauftritt für Barack Obama bestritten. Der “Boss” trat in der “Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall” in Pittsburgh, PA auf und bat die Anwesenden, Barack Obama am 6. November im Amt zu bestätigen. Neben einer kurzen Rede, gab er auch einige Songs zum Besten.

Setlist:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Youngstown
Forward
We Take Care Of Our Own (mit Joe Grushecky)
Thunder Road

Video:

Die offizielle Ankündigung vom 26. Oktober 2012:

Obama for America to Host Event with Bruce Springsteen in Pittsburgh

Obama for America announced today that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen and supporters on Saturday, October 27 in Pittsburgh. As part of the Obama campaign’s effort to turn out voters across the Commonwealth, Springsteen will make a special appearance at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall at 4141 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. Doors open at 2pm.

Free tickets will be available at OFA offices in the Pittsburgh area beginning at noon on Friday, October 26th on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations listed below.

OFA-Pittsburgh, Strip District Office
1400 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA

OFA-Pittsburgh, Oakland Office
115 Atwood St
Pittsburgh, PA

OFA-Pittsburgh, East Liberty Office
200 N. Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

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Okt 24 2012

23. Oktober 2012 – Wahlkampfauftritt in Charlottesville, VA

Bruce Springsteen beteiligte sich gestern erneut an einem Wahlkampfauftritt für Barack Obama (wir berichteten hier).
Der “Boss” trat am Nachmittag (23. Oktober 2012) im “Telos Wireless Pavilion”, Charlottesville, VA auf, um eine kurze Rede zu halten und einige Songs zu spielen.

Setlist:

No Surrender
Promised Land
Forward
The River
We Take Care Of Our Own
Thunder Road

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Z29–9ods

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Okt 22 2012

Ein weiterer Wahlkampfauftritt für Barack Obama

Bruce Springsteen wird am Dienstag Nachmittag einen dritten Wahlkampfauftritt für den amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten Barack Obama bestreiten.

Am Nachmittag des 23. Oktober 2012 wird der Künstler im “Telos Wireless Pavilion” in Charlottesville, VA erwartet. Am Abend wird Bruce Springsteen dann auf der Bühne der “John Paul Jones Arena” stehen, um das 70. Konzert der “Wrecking Ball Worldtour” zu spielen.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 20. Oktober 2012:

Bruce to give free concert in Virginia at Obama For America rally

Obama for America announced that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen, local elected officials and volunteers on Tuesday, October 23. As part of the Obama campaign’s effort to turn out voters across the commonwealth, Springsteen will give a special appearance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville.
Free tickets will be available at OFA offices in the Charlottesville area beginning at 1:00 PM on October 21.The Charlottesville event with Bruce Springsteen is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis at the offices listed below.

Tickets available at:

  • OFA-Charlottesville/UVA Campus Office
    1325 West Main Street A
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • OFA-Charlottesville Office
    407 East Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Okt 18 2012

18. Oktober 2012: Wahlkampfauftritte in Iowa und Ohio

Am heutigen Nachmittag (18. Oktober 2012) hat sich Bruce Springsteen an Wahlkampfauftritten für Präsident Barack Obama in den sogenannten “Swing States” Ohio und Iowa beteiligt.

Vorab war auf Bruce Springsteens Homepage zu lesen, dass Amerika einen Präsidenten brauche, der Visionen hat und die Mittelschicht schützt. Darüber hinaus sind die Vereinigten Staaten auf einen Führer angewiesen, der es versteht, für Jobs und eine Gesundheitsversorgung zu sorgen.
Den kompletten Text findet man auf Bruce Springsteens offizieller Homepage.

Der erste Auftritt fand gegen 13.30 Uhr im “Cuyahoga Community College” in Parma, OH statt. Bruce Springsteen performte 7 Songs.

Setlist – Parma, OH:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Forward (neuer Song)
Youngstown
We Take Care Of Our Own
This Land Is Your Land
Thunder Road

Bruce Springsteens Rede in Parma, OH:

I’m here today for Ohio, and for President Obama, and because for 30 years I’ve been writing about the distance between the American dream and American reality. I’ve been gauging that distance through a big part of my life. I’ve seen it from inside and oustide: as a blue-collar kid from a working-class home in New Jersey — where my parents struggled, not always successfully, to make ends meet — to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans after Katrina, to meeting folks from food pantries all around the United States, working daily to help our struggling citizens through the hard times we’ve been suffering through.

Our vote — our vote is the one principal way we get to determine that distance in that equation. Voting matters. Elections matter. Think of the events of the last 12 years and try to convince yourself they don’t. We get an individual hand in shaping the kind of America we want our kids to grow up in.

I’m a dad, I’ve got three kids, I’m 63… and I’ve lived through some galvanizing moments in American history: the Civil Rights struggle, the peace movement, times when you could feel the world shifting under your feet. I remember President Obama’s election night was an evening when you could feel the locked doors of the past finally being blown open to new possibilities.

But then comes a hard, daily struggle to make those possiblties real in a world that is brutally resistant to change. We’ve seen that over the past four years; the forces of our opposition have been tireless.

But I came here today because I’m thankful for universal health care, the lack of which was for so long an embarrassment to our country. I’m thankful for a more regulated Wall Street. I’m thankful GM is still making cars. What else would I write about?! I’d have no job without that!

I’m here today because I’m concerned about women’s rights. I don’t have to tell you about the dangers to Roe v. Wade under our opponent’s policies.

I’m also here today because of the continuing disparity in wealth between our best-off citizens and our everday citizens. That’s a disparity that I believe our honorable opponents’ policies will only increase and that threatens to divide us into two distinct and foreign nations, until many of us are going to end up like a song I wrote in the 1980s, “Jackson Cage”: “just the scenery in another man’s play.” If we marginalize so many of our citizens, their talents, their energies, their voices will go unfound and unheard. We will lose their contributions to this great land of ours; we will impoverish ourselves and set ourselves on the road to decline. So their opportunities must be protected, and I think President Obama understands this.

And I’m here today because I’ve lived long enough to know that despite those galvanizing moments in history, the future is rarely a tide rushing in. It’s often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day, and I believe we are in the midst of those long days right now. And I’m here because I believe President Obama feels those days in his bones, for all 100 percent of us. I believe he’s got the strength, the commitment, and the vision to live these days with us, and to carry the standard forward toward a country where, as I’ve written, “nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone.”

Am späteren Nachmittag war Bruce Springsteen auch noch im “Coliseum” der Iowa State University in Ames, IA zu Gast.

Setlist – Ames, IA:

No Surrender
The Promised Land
Forward (neuer Song)
The River
We Take Care of Our Own
Thunder Road

Lyrics – Forward:

I kissed your sister then I kissed your mamma
Forward!
Usually this time of day I’m in my pajamas
Forward!
Well, let’s vote for the man who got Osama
Forward!
Forward, and away we go
I came to Ohio looking for a date
Forward!
We kissed and I said it’s a hell of a state
Forward!
We made love, but it wasn’t so great
Forward!
Forward, and away we go
Smiling Joe, he really brought the drama
Forward!
Tuesday, Romney was schooled by Obama
Forward!
Forward, and away we go

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Okt 13 2012

Wahlkampfauftritt: Bruce Springsteen macht sich für Barack Obama stark

Im Februar 2012 sagte Bruce Springsteen, dass er sich in diesem Jahr aus dem Präsidentschaftswahlkampf heraushalten wird. Anscheinend hat Bruce Springsteen seine Meinung geändert.

Heute wurde bekannt, dass der Musiker am kommenden Donnerstag (18. Oktober 2012) gemeinsam mit Ex-Präsident Bill Clinton an “Pro-Obama” Auftritten in Ames, IA und Parma, OH teilnehmen wird.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung von “Shore Fire Media”:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2012

Musician Bruce Springsteen Adds Iowa Appearance for Obama-Biden Campaign
Will visit Ames, IA and Parma, OH area on October 18 to help get out the vote effort

Chicago – Obama for America announced today that musician Bruce Springsteen, a supporter of President Obama and Vice President Biden, added another stop in support of the Obama-Biden campaign and will appear in Ames, IA on Thursday, October 18. The event will be free and open to the public. More details will be released when they are available.
“Iowans understand hard work, fairness and integrity, the same values that Bruce Springsteen, the President and Vice President stand for,” said Jim Messina, Obama-Biden campaign manager. “Springsteen’s appearances will be valuable in energizing supporters and getting out the vote effort in these important swing states.”
Springsteen’s appearance in Ames, IA will follow an appearance earlier that day in Parma, OH area, where he will be joined by President Bill Clinton. That event is also free and open to the public and additional details will be released in the coming days.

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